Published: Oct. 1, 2014

Boy on IceBy John Branch (Mktg’89; MJour’96)
(W. W. Norton & Company, 384 pages; 2014)

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The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard’s life and heartbreaking death.